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Lead Practitioner of Science - Full-time

Closing date
27 Sep 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Pay: Up to £50k

Start Date: January 2022

Hayesbrook Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a Lead Practitioner for Science, joining us from January 2022. We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual who will have the opportunity to innovate and develop as an outstanding practitioner and work to ensure our vision of delivering teaching excellence comes to fruition.

You will work closely with our Director of Learning for Science as part of a team who embrace the latest developments in Science teaching and are committed to promoting the joy, beauty and power of Science to our young people. We are innovative in our approach to teaching and proud to be evidence based teaching professionals who will assist in developing advanced skills within the team and across the academy. The Science department has a variety of backgrounds and experiences and we utilise the collective knowledge and skills to offer outstanding levels of support for our students. We encourage collaboration, debate and discussion both within our team and in our classrooms and strongly believe that this culture has led to the excellent track record of progress and success in this subject.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • committed to make a difference to all pupils through high expectations, positive relationships and highly effective lessons.
  • looking to use their expertise to keep driving the improvements of teaching and learning across the department for all pupils.
  • Capable of articulating expert teaching across the whole academy and supporting colleagues at all stages of their teaching career.

Please click here to view the full Candidate Briefing Pack.

Closing Date: 04/10/2021 at 23:45

Interviews: Monday 11th October 2021

Information about the school

Joining us at Hayesbrook Academy: Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900's, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.

Since being the first school in West Kent to gain Academy Status in 2010, the academy led the way in achieving excellent standards and in creating a multi-academy Trust. We were graded 'Excellent' by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The academic success and high standards have continued and inspections in 2013 and again in 2017 found the school to be 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features and praised for its leadership and continued commitment to improvement of educational standards as well as students' achievement.

Hayesbrook Academy grows, adapts and thrives with each new cohort of students that are welcomed here every September.

Application process

As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. When we recruit we look for specific experiences and qualities, however, we also place importance in diversity as we recognise the importance of people bringing their own diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and ideas to the Trust.

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

Suitable and interested candidates are encouraged to make contact with Deborah Biggenden (Academies Director for Central Kent and Special Academies), which can be scheduled by contacting Molly Allen (PA to Academies Directors), on or 01634 412224

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th October 2021. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. Shortlisting will be carried out shortly after and candidates will be notified to confirm their attendance at the interview stage. Interviews and/or associated assessment activities will take place on Monday 11th October 2021. Our successful candidate will join us for January 2022.

Queries: If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Coordinator) on or 01634 412 273

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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